Leeds United picked up a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough in a promotion clash at the Riverside Stadium this weekend. A game marred by an illness suffered from youngster Jack Clarke saw Kalvin Phillips score late into injury time to earn a potentially crucial point on Teesside.
It certainly impressed former Leeds midfielder, Vinnie Jones. The footballer turned thespian was asked about Tottenham Hotspur’s recent good form on talkSPORT this week (11/02/2019; 06:57) but he was not particularly interested in the Premier League side.
Instead, he wanted to discuss Marcelo Bielsa’s team, who bounced back from a 3-1 loss to Norwich City.
“I thought you were going to say Leeds.
“I thought after the Norwich result, going up to Middlesbrough and getting a 1-1 draw there was great.”
Leeds fans will absolutely love the fact that Jones decided Tottenham, battling for the Premier League title, were simply not as important as his former club.
Jones played for Leeds from 1989 until 1991, winning the Football League Second Division with the club.
Undoubtedly, he still has a strong affinity to his former club, who are now hoping to repeat the feat he achieved back in 1990.
The 1-1 draw with Boro could certainly prove to be a key one if Leeds go on to secure automatic promotion. The team showed some of the grit and determination that was always present in Jones’ style of play. Hopefully, they can continue to channel some of that spirit until the end of the season and get back to the top-flight.